At Earth Island we often speak of the “power of one”—one voice, one activist—inspiring many to take direct action on behalf of the conservation, preservation and restoration of the Earth. A bequest can be that voice, supporting and inspiring citizen activists for generations to come. By having an estate plan, you can ensure that your assets are distributed according to your personal, financial, and philanthropic goals. You don't need to have “significant assets” or an “estate plan” in order to include Earth Island in your will.
You can leave a tax-deductible gift in your will as a specific amount or a percentage of your estate or a specific asset. A bequest can also designate Earth Island as the beneficiary of a retirement fund, bank account, insurance policy, and/or real estate. If you choose to set up a bequest, we suggest you list Earth Island as follows:
“Earth Island Institute, a non-profit organization organized and existing under the laws of California, and with a current business address of 2150 Allston Way, Suite 460, Berkeley, CA 94704. Federal Tax ID #94-2889684.”
We hope you will consider Earth Island as you are planning for the future. We encourage you to consult with an attorney or estate specialist to guide you in making the best possible choice for your own legal and financial situation.
Please let us know if you've included a gift for Earth Island Institute in your will. Providing Earth Island with documentation is the best way to ensure that your wishes and intentions are honored.
We are available to work with you and your financial advisors to plan the kind of giving that works best for you. Please feel free to contact us by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 510-859-9145.